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BRUTALITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brutality mean? 

BRUTALITY (noun)
  The noun BRUTALITY has 2 senses:

1. the trait of extreme cruelty
2. a brutal barbarous savage act

  Familiarity information: BRUTALITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRUTALITY (noun)


Sense 1brutality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of extreme cruelty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

brutality; ferociousness; viciousness; savagery

Hypernyms ("brutality" is a kind of...):

cruelness; cruelty; harshness (the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance)


Sense 2brutality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brutal barbarous savage act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

barbarism; barbarity; brutality; savagery

Hypernyms ("brutality" is a kind of...):

atrocity; inhumanity (an act of atrocious cruelty)


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